Getty Images

Newcastle United hit by new blow as 22 players out & four doubts v AC Milan in Champions League

Newcastle United v AC Milan team news: 22 players set to miss Champions League clash plus four doubts.

Newcastle United are in Champions League action against AC Milan this evening (kick-off 8pm) - but will it be for the final time this season?

The Group F permutations are simple. Win, and Paris Saint-Germain drop points away to Borussia Dortmund, then a place into the last 16 of the competition is secured.

But regardless of PSG's result, avoiding defeat against the Italian giants at St James' Park will at least guarantee a place in the Europa League. Lose, and United drop out of Europe for the second-half of the campaign altogether.

Milan too have everything to play for. If they win and PSG lose in Germany, then it will be Stefano Pioli's side who clinch second spot in the group.

The circumstances set up a huge occasion on Tyneside for both two teams who have had their fair share of injury problems in the build-up to the fixture.

Here, NewcastleWorld takes you through the latest injury news from both camps, with 22 players expected to miss out, plus four doubts:

Comment Guidelines

National World encourages reader discussion on our stories. User feedback, insights and back-and-forth exchanges add a rich layer of context to reporting. Please review our Community Guidelines before commenting.